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  ABC    ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 5AM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 13, 2010
    5:00 - 5:30am EDT  

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and a downed tree blocks the right lane at 40 eastbound at newwood drive. no problems around the jfx, 95 corridor. at least southbound is looking ok between the beltway approaching the fort mchenry toll plaza. eight minutes there. this is the beltway at pulaski highway. very light volume, no problems around 695. back to you. 5:00. the father of two young children is dead. those who know him heartbroken. gerard grant was run over by a driver. that driver never stopped. this crash happened over the weekend on erdman avenue in east baltimore. there's a map of the area. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more on the police investigation. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. police say there's significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road
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rage. neighbors tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this, i just need to you come forward. a dad is gone, a close friend of mine is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. we have another motorcyclist dead after a crash in glen burnie. this happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday. according to authorities a woman hit a deer with her car. the driver in the vehicle behind her stopped to avoid hitting her but a motorcycle driven by 34-year-old jn fabian iii didn't stop in time and hit the second car. fabian was pronounced dead at
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the scene. the passenger suffered serious injuries. police say they believe fabian had been drinking. today opening statements are expected to begin in the trial of three men accused of killing the former baltimore city councilman ken harris. charles mcganey and gary collins, both 22 and jerome williams, 17, all face murder charges in connection with the shooting death of harris outside of a northeast baltimore jazz club. in september of 2008. now 5:02. they may have the sauce but not the juice. little italy has been without electricity since yesterday. abc2 news' linda so to tell us how they made it through the night. >> reporter: it's been a long and busy night for the bge crews trying to restore power for folks here. it's been a dark night for the restaurants and people living in the area who have been without power since yesterday morning. some restaurants yesterday had
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to shut their doors because they didn't have power. it was a tough night but the hope is to get the power back on sometime this morning. an underground electrical cable sparked a fire sunday morning that knocked out power to parts of little italy. 120 customers were left in the dark at fawn and high streets. >> in the midst of recession after three blizzards, a transformer fire that knocks out power, not the best way to continue business. hey, football is on. we're watching that too. i don't think it would have been a terribly busy night i don't think but no way to tell. we're most concerned about saving the perishables. >> reporter: bge crews have been working since yesterday to get the power back on. they are going to -- if you're out and about in this area this
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morning expect road closures, fawn and high streets in little italy. the hope is to have the power back on for everybody in the area sometime this morning. linda so, abc2 news. 5:04. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a three-alarm fire, broke out yesterday morning in a building near the intersection of gwynns falls parkway and the terrace. the building was reportedly under renovation. no one was hurt. 5:04. the latest on the huge explosion in san bruno, california, that destroyed dozens of homes and killed four people. investigators packed up a 28-foot section of a ruptured natural gas pipeline, shipped to washington for analysis. meanwhile, california regulators are telling pacific gas and electric to survey all its natural gas lines in the state in hopes of fending off another disaster. tomorrow voters will be heading to the polls to vote in the maryland primary election. among the big races on the
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ballot of course the race for governor. polls will be open from 7:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. we're going to have live team coverage on the air and on-line. 5:05. a dog shot and killed by a police officer during a festival. >> we'll hear from one person that saw everything. >> and a hiker detained in iran since last year could be soon freed. the temperatures for her release -- the terms for her release. let's check the commute with mark jones. >> good morning. the start is good on the marc train, no delays or problems on the camden, penn, or brunswick lines but on the buses look for the number 11 to be about 20 minutes late. 5, 19, 27 and 91 buses diverted at fayette and eutaw for construction. construction at the 10 and 30, still diverted at light and pratt. light rail and metro subway on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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time for football on verizon fios. the nfl in 100% fiber-optic hd quality. that's a good start. but what's this? i can check my fantasy stats without changing the channel. and get an alert any time my team enters the red zone. and then watch every red zone play on nfl redzone. watch out couch, you've got competition as daddy's favorite.
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it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v visit verizon.com/getfios. 5:08. a dog is dead after it was shot and killed by a police officer. >> this happened after a scuffle with another dog at a washington, dc festival yesterday. brian carter from wjla has more. >> reporter: a frightening
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situation for some at the adams morgan day festival after a dc police officer opened fire on a dog. >> i heard screaming and dogs barking. >> reporter: witnesses say just after 1:00 two dogs began fighting on the sidewalk outside the brass knob in the 2300 block of 18th street. >> two dogs were fighting he tried to help them, sedate them. they couldn't do it. one person got hurt. >> reporter: that's when witnesses say police arrived and attempted to stop the dispute. one person working at the nearby spaghetti garden and noticed the commotion. >> i saw two or three cops with the pit bull. it was on a leash. as it was on the leash the pit bull was trying to attack the cop. >> that's when witnesses say police shot once at the dog. >> i heard a pop. single pop. >> reporter: many at the
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festival were surprised by what happened. >> i was hoping it was just a firecracker or something not serious. it ended up being more serious than that. >> reporter: dc police chief kathy lanier in response to an e-mail from an advisory neighborhood commissioner says that three people including the k-9 officer were bitten by the dog. the incident remains under investigation. you can imagine the story is generating a lot of comments on our web site. if you would like to read what others have written or add your two cents log on to abc2news.com and look under the slide show. good morning. 5:10. i want to show you the big monster brewing out there in the atlantic. there's no other way to describe the major hurricane with winds at 150 miles per hour. you're going to hear it called either hurricane igor or i-gor. it doesn't matter.
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it's an eyesore out there. 150 mile-per-hour winds and could go category 5, there's a possibility this strengthens even more. the good news, no immediate threat to land. some of the eastern caribbean islands will be getting some large waves and those large waves will eventually work their way towards the east coast. right now the forecast track does keep this thing at least closer to bermuda and off the east coast. tropical storm julia behind it looks like there's a possibility that could also stay well out to sea but we'll be watching the very active tropics. we're watching locally just patchy fog and temperatures will respond to developing sunshine. we go for our 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 degrees. more on our weekend-ahead forecast coming up. right now here's kim brown. >> the northbound 95 at the chesapeake house rest area remains closed because of be a accident involving three jackknifed tractor-trailers and fuel spill. police encourage drivers to avoid the area. you can use pulaski highway, route 40 as an alternate.
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in elkridge, eastbound route 100 at 95, an accident and watermain break on york road between overbrooke and windwood road. you can see lane blockages there. drive times are pretty much all looking in the green, between bel air and providence on the outer loop, five minutes. 95 southbound running pretty smoothly. 95 southbound between whitemarsh boulevard and beltway, no delays. no delays on the top side either. anne arundel county, 97 at route 100, you can see both directions moving without problems. back to you. >> i love 83 to the jfx, one minute. the labels can be confusing. sometimes it's hard to know if the food you're buying is really good for you. >> coming up, how some stores are making it easier for to you eat healthy. >> a big night at the m&t video music awards. which singer walked away with the most trophies. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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time for football on verizon fios. the nfl in 100% fiber-optic hd quality. that's a good start. but what's this? i can check my fantasy stats without changing the channel. and get an alert any time my team enters the red zone. and then watch every red zone play on nfl redzone. watch out couch, you've got competition as daddy's favorite. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v visit verizon.com/getfios.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends
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reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. many of us go to the supermarket to get toiletries, fresh meat, coffee, you're in and out.
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>> other stores step up the shopping experience with classes, other resources. as kelly swoope shows us there's an entirely new style of customer service being offered. >> reporter: getting some kids to eat veggies is no easy task. mom peggy att knows this firsthand. when she wanted to know the secret for getting her kids to eat healthy she turned to a dietician. one she found at her grocery store. >> you can take this and you can grate it and add it to your meat. such as all your beef. >> reporter: she offers advice from building balanced meals to tips on avoiding snacking. >> you want protein and finer in your cereals so that you stay full longer in the morning. >> reporter: there are more nutritional options suggested. >> which in this case is a cheaper product. >> reporter: peter larkin, president and ceo of the national grocers association says many stores are hiring
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in-store dieticians on how to make healthier choices. >> it's a lot of buzz in the industry now. >> reporter: a recent survey found 77% of shoppers would like their store to offer nutritional services. >> consumers are more and more concerned these days about their own wealth and wellness. >> reporter: grocery chains all over the country are adding dieticians to the staff as stores serve up new resources. >> in-store signage, in-store menus. 1-800 numbers directly to a dietician. >> reporter: some stores have incorporated a point system which rates every food's nutritional value. the higher the number the more nutrition. the american dietetic association gives two thumbs up to this trend. the spokesperson says customers are hungry for better options. >> i'm seeing a trend in the shoppers. they are more educated and have a lot of interest in health. >> reporter: the special help is important to those with special needs.
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>> if they have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, need low-sodium foods and increase in the number of people looking for information about the gluten-free diet and food allergies. >> reporter: it's a service peggy says she'll use again. >> i've gotten recipes that are actually good for you. she's not judgmental on your choices. she's just helpful. >> reporter: kelly swoope, abc2 news. >> the stores we spoke to say most services provided by the registered dieticians are free to customers who request more extensive personalized services. there could be a charge, it's a minimal fee they say. we start on this monday morning with low clouds and even areas of fog. all the kids and maybe some of you dressed up in ravens purple. hopefully reflective gear as well. 59 degrees, checking out
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patuxent valley middle school, 100% humidity. that means there's fog around there. low visibility is the issue between 8:00 and 10:00. we'll start to mix the air up and improve the setup. overall we're checking temperatures from the upper 50s to now 672 in baltimore -- 2 in baltimore. warm and muggy towards norfolk. there's patchy thick fog in the mountains where it just looks like low clouds in the delmarva. it's really the clouds that have pushed east but we still have some of that stuff hanging in, hugging close to the ground and giving the appearance of fog in spots this morning. again, that will improve. we have a westerly flow and high pressure in control that will really drag in dry air once again. now that we got this one full day of moisture we desperately needed. we're going to get back to a dry weather pattern. there will be passing clouds to the north. overall forecast models indicate we have a quiet
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weather pattern which includes this afternoon as we start to clear out and temperatures get back a little above normal with our 2-degree guaranteed 82. we slip back into the 50s. patchy fog again tonight and for tomorrow looks like more sun and highs in the upper 70s to near 80. the extended outlook coming up. kim brown has a look at traffic. we're busy to begin this monday morning. a serious crash in cecil county has northbound 95 closed at the chesapeake house, near route 222. you'll see plenty of emergency vehicles on scene there. the crash involves a tractor-trailer and fuel spill. try to avoid that area so far this morning. one other accident, eastbound route 100 at 95 and we do have a downed tree blocking the right lane in the, did in the light turning lane in catonsville, 40 at new wood lane. this is 95 at route 222 a little north of the scene. northbound lanes will be on the righthand side of the screen. notice you don't see traffic. that is because northbound 95
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is closed at this time. as i mentioned just keep that in mind. no problems really around the immediate baltimore metro in terms of big roadways. 895 southbound looking clear as is 95 southbound between the beltway and 32, and the southwest side of the outer loop flowing freely, six minutes between i-70 at 95. back to you. this is all just background until gordon gecko comes out next week. the 3d film "resident evil afterlife" cleaned up at the weekend box office. it took in close to $28 million. "takers" came in second with just over $6 million. and very close behind at the weekend box office, last weekend's top film, the george clooney thriller "the american." a big night for lady gaga at the m&t video music awards. the mtv video music awards. she picked up eight awards and the biggest prize of the night.
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and she had on a dress and head gear that appeared to be made out of cuts of meat. kind of gross. remarkable video from georgia here this morning. >> an out of control car lands on top of a house. find out how this happened.
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6:25. 19 games left to play. the orioles need to win eight to avoid a 100 loss. miguel cabrera hit a bases loaded double in the eighth. tigers beat the orioles 6-2. the orioles back home tonight against toronto.
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here's that big base hit. won it for the tigers. 62 degrees, 5:26. we're counting down the days until komen maryland's race for the cure. we definitely would love it if you joined us. it's set for sunday october 3rd. it's earlier this year, in hunt valley. abc2 news will be live on the air to broadcast the whole event. that sunday starting 7:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the morning. you can register for the race by heading to our web site, abc2news.com. click on the lifestyle tab, scroll down and then look for the think pink logo, click on that and you'll be all set to register. good day for training on that run. temperatures a little cooler in the morning. we have moisture in the form of fog and low clouds. this afternoon, the sun, 82 with a nice breeze. north and west and westminster should hit 78. turning mostly sunny into the afternoon.
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we'll take you to the eastern shore where you also wake up with clouds and fog, 81 grasonville and 82 easton. the extended outlook calling for temperatures staying near seasonal the next few days but lows mid to upper 80s. 79 tuesday, 78 wednesday. back to showers evening thursday, could carry into the first half of friday. and we'll be watching what the monster hurricane igor is doing off the coast. we're aiming for upper 70s to near 80. right now it's time for "tech bytes" in new york. in "tech bytes" -- more powerful wi-fi could soon be here. the fcc plans to vote on rules lert this month that will open airwaves to broadband. the signal would travel miles to penetrate walls and deliver internet speeds as fast as a cable modem. it could begin showing up in gadgets a year from now. researchers made a breakthrough in developing so-called artificial skin. it can be used to create
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robots. eventually the researchers hope the -- it's capable of helping people with prosthetic limbs. old mcdonald is a book that teaches kids. kids can touch and explore interactive illustrations and more. the app costs $1.99.
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